Samhain Simmer Pots

Simmer Pot Magic: You can also use a simmer pot to help you achieve your magical goals. The only thing left to do is pick the right ingredients to fit your schedule. There are a lot of magical properties attached to items that give off that autumnal vibe that you can use to your advantage.
When I perform a simmer pot with a magical objective in mind, I incorporate my magic and intention into the process by following these straightforward steps:

  • Water should be about 3/4 full in the pot.
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil in the pot.
  • Turn the pot upside down and bring it to a simmer. Unless you are casting a releasing or banishing spell, stir the pot in the opposite direction of the clock.
  • Create a mental picture of the desired outcome or objective for the magical work you’re doing. Do you want to make your home happier or have more money in your pocket? Whatever it is, concentrate on how you want the outcome to appear. Keep stirring and visualizing until it feels right to finish. When? You’ll know!
  • While you stir, you can also recite your goal, a chant, or ritual words. something that has to do with the outcome you want.
  • I would let the pot boil until there is about an inch of water left after you finished, and then turn it off.
  • Your work is done now. Note: If you want, you can also trace runes or other symbols related to your goal in the air above the pot. Feel free to be creative and make the experience truly unique!

Simmer Pot Recipes:

Apple Pie – for peace, harmony and love

  • 3 apple slices
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp all spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Pumpkin Spice – for prosperity, success, and wealth

  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 2 orange slices
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

A Taste of Autumn – for protection and releasing negative energies

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 2 orange slices
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Witch Spice – for balance and inner strength

  • 1 tsp star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp all spice
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 1 tsp ginger


What should you do with the ingredients in your simmer pot when you’re done?
The fact that simmer pots do not produce waste is yet another fantastic feature. Your ingredients can either be composted or dried and stored in an airtight container for use in potpourri or other spells in the future.

With bay leaves you can also write in your intentions for the simmer pot and bind them with a bit of honey as you drop them in.


A note regarding the use of essential oils in simmer pots.


Essential oils are a popular ingredient for simmer pots that many people recommend.

There are a few reasons why I completely disagree.
Lemon essential oil is expensive, and why use it when you can use lemon rinds left over? Or Clove Essential Oil when you already have the spice in your cupboard? The fact that all essential oils are flammable and have their own flashpoints—the point at which the formed vapors can ignite if exposed to spark or flame—is another important reason for me.

If you have a gas stove, this caution is especially important.
Call me paranoid, which I definitely am, but I don’t use them at all in the kitchen when the stove is on. It’s perfectly acceptable for some people to use them for their pots constantly.
Use common sense, exercise caution, and be familiar with the oils you are working with if you do decide to use them.


But I think it’s really unnecessary to add this to your simmer pots when you already have so many affordable, whole, natural ingredients in your kitchen.

I hope you enjoy these few little recipes I have for simmer pots and that this helps you to create your own.

Much love and Many Blessings!

Mrs. B

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